March 31, 2011 The Chicago Housing Authority began demolishing the lone-standing high rise at the Cabrini-Green housing project. Originally perceived as a sensible move in housing the urban poor, it was later derided as public housing's number one failure.
February 3, 2011 People get fired for all sorts of reasons. Chicagoan John Stone never thought wearing a tie with the logo of an opposing sports team would be one of them. Fortunately, his story has a happy ending.
November 18, 2010 Mary Schmich writes in the Chicago Tribune that your first e-mail address is like a first kiss -- you never forget it. Still, she's moved on from that well-worn AOL address. Do you still have your first e-ail address?
April 5, 2010 Parents are questioning the impact mascots for food companies have on their kids-- especially Ronald McDonald. But will banning the clown stop kids from chowing down?
March 16, 2010 We've heard a lot about the new airport body scanners, but — so far — few people have actually used them. The Chicago Tribune's transportation columnist gave it a trial run, and tells us what to expect.
August 11, 2009 Netflix handles a mind-numbing array of DVDs every day in a complex series of warehouses that are kept tucked away and top secret. Until now.
May 19, 2009 Christopher Borrelli has the cure for years of TiVo hoarding: Delete!
March 26, 2009 Another American newspaper cuts its foreign coverage...
September 25, 2007 Tasers have been on my mind lately; on the train the other day a woman was shrieking into her cell phone while the guy across the aisle blasted his iPod so loud I was subconsciously humming along to Journey. Oh, if only I had a Taser! And before y...
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